Pastry arts major wins cake competition
RALEIGH, N.C. — Natasha Ras-mussen, a 2015 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and a second-year student at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, N.C., competed in the American Culinary Federation baking competition hosted by Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh, N.C., on April 25.
Rasmussen won first place in the three-tier cake division.
She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in pastry arts and is the daughter of Anna Marie and David Rasmussen of Hollidaysburg.
Bedford Rural Electric assists students at ACM
EVERETT — The Bedford County Regional Education Foundation for the Bedford County Campus of Allegany College of Maryland has announced that seven area high school students received Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative Inc., Early College Tuition Assistance Program grants for study in the spring 2017 semester.
They are: Brianna Greenawalt, Lydia Grimes and Katie Wertz, all seniors at Bedford Area High School; Brooke Miller, a junior at Chestnut Ridge High School; Tristen White a senior at Everett Area High School; and Noah Hudson and Levi Price, both enrolled in homeschooling.
Greenawalt, of Everett, is the daughter of Troy and Michele Greenawalt; Grimes, of Bedford, is the daughter of Mark Grimes; Hudson, of New Paris, is the son of Scott and Denise Hudson; and Miller, of Schellsburg, is the daughter of Scott and Kelly Miller.
Price, of New Paris, is the son of Melody and David Price; Wertz, of Manns Choice, is the daughter of Troy and Julie Wertz; and White, of Everett, is the son of Robert and Catherine White.
IUP student participates in fundraiser for veterans
INDIANA, Pa. — Members of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Kappa Sigma fraternity, which includes a local man, recently raised $2,750 for veterans and their families through the seventh annual chili cook-off competition.
Sam Shank, New Paris, son of Terry and Wanda Shank, is community service chair of the fraternity.
He is a 2014 graduate of Chestnut Ridge High School. A management information system major, Shank is a dean’s list student.
Funds raised were donated to Fisher House, which offers housing to families with military members hospitalized at major military or Veterans Affairs facilities.
This year’s event broke all previous fundraising records; since its beginning, the chili cookoff has raised nearly $15,000 for the charity.
IUP’s chapter of Kappa Sigma, chartered in 2007, has been selected for the national Founder’s Award for Chapter Excellence, the highest recognition offered by the national fraternity.
Student receives award for community service
ANNVILLE — Marie Gorman of Hollidaysburg was honored at Lebanon Valley College’s May 13 commencement ceremony as a Gold Community Service Award recipient, having served more than 100 hours and having completed a multi-day residential service project during their years at The Valley.
Gorman, a graduate of Hollidays-burg Area Senior High School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in international studies and Spanish.
The 2017 Gold Award recipients, 23 in all, served the local community in a variety of ways. They raised funds for the American Cancer Society, encouraged athletes in Special Olympics, built homes with Habitat for Humanity and volunteered at numerous local organizations, among other service projects.
They have helped LVC earn a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll each of the last three years.
Heidelberg student joins scholastic honor society
TIFFIN, Ohio — Summer Hunter-Kysor of Huntingdon is among a total of 32 high-achieving students in Heidelberg University’s class of 2017 to be inducted into the Honor Society, the university’s only all-scholastic honor society.
Hunter-Kysor, a senior majoring in International Studies and History, was inducted during Heidelberg’s annual Academic Excellence Recognition Dinner on April 29.
To qualify for the Honor Society, the students must rank in the top 15 percent of the graduating class.